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Frames and Framebuilding (1970-1979) Jack Taylor Cycles

Old 06-27-20, 09:49 AM
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Frames and Framebuilding (1970-1979) Jack Taylor Cycles

WTB: Slingshot road model (1990s era; 18" L or 20" XL frame size)
WTB: Slingshot promotional documents (catalog, pamphlets, etc).
WTB: Bicycling! issue Oct 1969
WTB: Bike World Issues Feb - Nov 1972; Jun 1974; Mar-Apr 1978.
WTB: ZIPP 500 front wheel (650c clincher)

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Thanks for the article on the Taylor brothers!
The frames from the Jack Taylor shop have always had a fine reputation! The box lining was a detail that I thought was a lot of fun. If anyone isn't familiar with it, perhaps I can offer a few examples....

One is @jhabbs Jack Taylor.....

CR member Dan Artley had a fine JT track bike with curved seat tube on display a couple of years ago.....

a cool pink JT touring bike was on display at the 2016 CR gathering....

and of course, there have been modern bikes that have included box lining in tribute to the classic detail. This is a Ventus frame from the 2015 NAHBS event.

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Here are a couple of great videos of the Taylors.

My favourite part is at 13:05 of the second video where Jack is demonstrating using the sunlight through a window to make sure the frame is straight. Talk about old school

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